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Candidate Committees 

Federal :

Beginning with the federal reports due on July 15, 2000 the FEC instituted an Administrative Fines program under which penalties for late filing and non filing range from $125 to $16,000 or higher. 

Electronic Filing -- The Federal Elections Commission has instated regulations mandating electronic filing: "political committees and other person who are required to file with the agency must file electronically if they have, or have reason to expect to have, aggregate contributions or expenditures exceeding $50,000 in a calendar year."

House Candidate Committees -- Principal campaign committee must file with the FEC (code 11CFR 105.1). 

Senate Candidate Committees -- Principal campaign committee must file  with the Secretary of the Senate (code 11CFR 105.2).

Candidate Committees with More Than One Authorized Committee -- Principal campaign committee must file its own report along with the reports of the other authorized committees. In addition, a consolidated report form must be filed (code 11CFR 104.3 ).

 

State and Local:

Candidate controlled committees receiving contributions of $1,000 or more during the course of a year are required to file reports under California's Political Reform Act. 

Reports filed late are subject to fine.  Waiving the fine will only be considered by the Secretary of State if the request is based upon "specified 'good cause' reasons for late filing".  

Electronic Filing -- Beginning with the first pre-election statements prior to the March 2000 election, electronic filings were required when contributions total $100,000 or more.  Beginning with the first pre-election statements prior to the November 2000 election, electronic filings were required whenever contributions total $50,000 or more.  After a committee or candidate has "triggered" the electronic filing requirement, all reports thereafter must be filed electronically as well. In addition, hard-copy reports must continue to be filed.  

Statewide Candidates, Officers, and Supreme Court Justices -- Must file 1 original report and 1 copy with the Secretary of State, 2 copies in Los Angeles County, 2 copies in San Francisco County, and 2 copies in the county of residence (if different from other filing locations). 

Candidates for and members of Legislature, Board of Equalization, Court of Appeal Justices, or Superior Court Justices -- Must file 1 original report and 1 copy with the Secretary of State, 2 copies in county with the largest number of registered voters in election jurisdiction, and 2 copies in the county of residence (if different from other filing location). 

Candidates and Elected Officials in areas spanning 2 or more counties (excluding legislative, Board of Equalization, or appellate court districts) -- Must file 1 original report and 1 copy in the county with the largest number of registered voters in the election jurisdiction, and 2 copies in the county of residence (if different from other filing location). 

Candidates for or Officials in County Elected Offices, Municipal Judges -- Must file 1 original report and 1 copy with County Clerk (or Registrar of Voters in some counties), and 2 copies in the county of residence (if different from other filing location). 

Candidates for and Elected Officials in City Office -- Must file 1 original report and 1 copy with the City Clerk.  

 

With professional experience in campaign finance, The David L. Gould Company can help you maintain accurate records of your campaign's finances, file the required reports, and keep you well informed so that you are able to comply with campaign finance and public disclosure laws.  

Contact us at
phone #:
213-489-4792
email:
dlgould@davidgouldcompany.com